Snowden granted asylum in Russia, NSA whistleblower leaves airport, Russian Immigration Service papers, Granted temporary asylum
“If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without bloodshed,
If you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly,
You may come to the moment when you will have to fight
with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival.”…Winston Churchill
“The fact that our government is attempting to censor our service members from the truth of what is happening here at home is truly frightening and disheartening,”…Cindy McGee, mother of airman stationed in the UAE
“A Party member lives from birth to death under the eye of the Thought Police. Even when he is alone he can never be sure that he is alone. Wherever he may be, asleep or awake, working or resting, in his bath or in bed, he can be inspected without warning and without knowing that he is being inspected. Nothing that he does is indifferent. His friendships, his relaxations, his behaviour towards his wife and children, the expression of his face when he is alone, the words he mutters in sleep, even the characteristic movements of his body, are all jealously scrutinized. Not only any actual misdemeanour, but any eccentricity, however small, any change of habits, any nervous mannerism that could possibly be the symptom of an inner struggle, is certain to be detected. He has no freedom of choice in any direction whatever.”…George Orwell, “1984″
From the Washington Times August 1, 2013.
“Edward Snowden granted asylum in Russia, leaves airport”
“Edward Snowden, the man at the heart of the National Security Agency information leak, was granted asylum from Russia Thursday and finally left the airport.
Russian media outlet RT reported that Mr. Snowden’s attorney, Anatoly Kucherena, said early Thursday: “I have just handed over to him papers from the Russian Immigration Service. They are what he needs to leave the transit zone.”
Fox News reported Mr. Snowden left Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport and stepped onto Russian soil.
The former contractor’s lawyer would not disclose Mr. Snowden’s location within Russia because of security concerns.”